From: United States
27/01/2019 - 31/03/2020
I am an Architect from Australia on a long-term sabbatical, looking to broaden my experience and skill set. I am independently mobile; travelling the country in my van. I have a Green Card and am able to work legally in the USA.
So far on this journey I have:
Tilled and planted new garden beds.
Poured concrete strip footings.
Laid concrete blocks (I became quite good at this).
Built furniture (a growing passion of mine) and a free mini library.
Designed a remodel and alterations for my host's home in Nashville (drafting in AutoCAD, and providing quantities lists).
Re-built the walkway to a dock in SC.
Baked bread & bread rolls, among other cooking tasks (I was a cook in my youth).
Dug terraces into a clay slope so that it could be planted with pollinator-friendly plants.
Made new friends.
I enjoy exploring the landscape through hiking and photography, solving problems (collaboratively or alone, in equal measure) and meeting new people and hearing their stories.
Harmonious cooperation and joyful productivity are important to me, whatever the task may be. I learn quickly, work hard, and take pride in my work.
I am physically fit, emotionally mature and have abundant and disciplined energy. I take care with all that I do and if in doubt will take my time rather than rush and do something incorrectly.
I love learning new things and sharing knowledge openly.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Building design & construction
Furniture design, woodwork & carpentry
Intermediate IT and computer operation
Design, Architecture and Photography software
Interior design & decorating
Illustration & decorative painting
Complex problem solving
Cleaning & general organisation
I am also seeking house-sitting positions in interesting places. I am willing to trade upkeep and renovation work for accommodations and possibly an allowance (depending on workload). Pets also considered.
Special dietary requirements